This classic cocktail is as easy to make. It’s tart and salty and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. If you like your citrus cocktails a bit more on the sweet side, add a quick honey syrup, or if you like things spicy, you can even muddle a few slices of jalapeño in the bottom of your shaker first!
- 1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
- 1 wedge grapefruit for rim, plus 1/2 slice for garnish
- 3 slices jalapeño pepper (optional)
- 1 ½ ounces chilled vodka or gin
- ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 teaspoons honey simple syrup (optional; see Tip)
Spread salt on a small plate. Run grapefruit wedge around the rim of a tall glass, then roll the glass in the salt to thoroughly coat the rim. Fill the glass with ice.
Place jalapeño slices (if using) in a cocktail shaker and muddle briefly. Add vodka (or gin), grapefruit juice and honey syrup, if desired. Fill the shaker three-fourths full of ice. Cover and shake until chilled. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish with grapefruit slice, if desired.
Tip: To make a quick honey simple syrup, stir 1 tsp. hot water into 1 tsp. honey until the honey is dissolved; let cool.
Serving Size: 1 cocktail Per Serving: 176 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 2 mg sodium. 251 mg potassium; 19.8 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 0.9 g protein; 852 IU vitamin a iu; 58 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 16 mg calcium; 18 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;